While looking for spring, Hopper the little hare, meets some new animal friends.
Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotHopper's mother announces that "Spring is coming at last!" and Hopper wants to meet him. He ends up meeting a mole and waking a sleeping bear. Together they hunt for Spring but to no avail. Mother tells Hopper Spring isn't an animal, but instead of disappointment, he is happy to have Bear as a new friend. The soft watercolors make this an attractive offering.
Children's Literature - Mary Clayton RowenHopper, a rabbit, misunderstands when his mom tells him that spring is coming. Believing spring to be a potential new friend, he attempts to seek him out. This results in his befriending a bear. The two share a treat before Hopper returns home to his mom. Soft watercolor illustrations add some interesting details to this heart-warming story. 1995, (orig.
School Library JournalPreS-K-- Hopper's mother tells him that Spring is coming, and he rushes off to meet what he hopes will be a new friend. Upon this frail premise, the story unfolds as the little rabbit looks in a hole, a cave, and in a hollow tree for Spring. Along the way he meets a mole and is befriended by a bear with whom he shares a honey feast. The snow-white bunny finally returns home and his mother sets him straight. While the double-paged, dreamy watercolors are quite lovely, the flat story destroys any appeal this book might have. There is no humor or depth of feeling, and children will not derive much enjoyment from Hopper's misunderstanding. All but the very youngest listeners will find the adventure inane. --Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
- North-South Books, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.48(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.12(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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